Syndicate in Finland Wins Eurojackpot’s Biggest Prize
A syndicate from Finland pocketed Eurojackpot’s top prize of €90 million on Friday 23rd August, equalling the record for the biggest win in the history of the game. A representative from the group has already made contact with Finnish lottery operator Veikkaus about claiming the money.
The winning numbers for Friday’s draw were 15, 18, 19, 41 and 42, with Euro numbers 4 and 6. The jackpot had hit its €90 million cap following a run of seven straight rollovers, and only one ticket from across all 18 participating countries matched the full winning line.
It was quickly announced that the winning entry had been sold in Finland, and Veikkaus later released more details. The lucky ticket was purchased at K-Supermarket Delicatessen in Siilinjärvi and was part of a system entry.
Systems allow players to enter multiple lines more easily on one ticket, and are very popular with syndicates. The group that won on Friday consisted of 50 members, and the leader of the syndicate quickly got in touch with Veikkaus over the weekend to find out more about claiming the prize from the lottery headquarters in Helsinki.
Payout of Almost €92 Million
As the winning ticket was part of a system, the lucky syndicate also had two ‘Match 5 + 1’ wins worth €939,388 each, plus several minor wins, adding up to a total payout of almost €92 million. The Finnish syndicate can therefore claim to be Eurojackpot’s biggest winners ever, even though several jackpots of €90 million have been won in the past.
Congratulating the winners, Anu Kytö, the executive vice-president of Veikkaus’ gambling division, said: “It is so wonderful that we were once again lucky to win our biggest Eurojackpot win in Finland! Warm congratulations to both the winner and the lucky retailer.”
It is the 16th time that the top prize has been in Finland, but the first since a player from Espoo landed €18 million in November 2018.
The jackpot will now drop to its minimum level of €10 million for the next draw on Friday 30th August. You can buy tickets from authorised retailers or take part online, and you could just follow in the footsteps of the Finnish syndicate by winning a multimillion-Euro jackpot.
Article Last Updated: Tuesday 27th August 2019 at 11:24 AM